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Tecniche d’intervento psicologico con pazienti in età evolutiva affetti da malattie organiche gravi: una rassegna degli studi empirici sull’efficacia
Author/s: Laura Veneroni, Chiara Ripamonti, Carlo Alfredo Clerici 
Year:  2007 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  34 Pg. 111-144 FullText PDF:  310 KB

Psychological interventions with paediatric patients affected by serious illness: a review of empirical studies about effectiveness ABSTRACT: In the last twenty years, psychological interventions by different health workers have spread in paediatric hospitals. More recently, the psychological and medical trend towards evidence based intervention models has induced the need to define models and interventions in the area of psychological distress. In this paper, we discuss the main areas of research within serious paediatric illness and present a review of the empirical studies on the effectiveness of psychological interventions published in the last thirty years. This review shows that the effectiveness of psychological interventions in serious paediatric illness is still quite poor: some cognitive-behavior approaches have proved partially effective, while the results of individual psychodynamic therapy are still uncertain. Moreover, most studies suffer from many methodological limits, and the large variability in the way studies are performed and documented makes comparison between them very difficult.

Laura Veneroni, Chiara Ripamonti, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 3/2007, pp. 111-144, DOI:


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